Students tapped as Barbour Chamber Scholars
PHILIPPI — Jorey Carpenter and Tristen Furby are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Academic Scholars for 2017. Scholarships worth $500 each were presented to the Philip Barbour seniors during Awards Day at the high school complex by new Chamber of Commerce President Reg Trefethen, manager of the Barbour County Development Authority.
Carpenter, son of Roberta and Jeff Carpenter, is a resident of Belington, who served all four school years as a member of the drumline of the Philip Barbour Band. He also ran cross country for three years and was on the track and field team one year. He is a member of the Barbour Church of Christ.
Furby is the daughter of Gerald and Traci Furby, also of Belington. She was president of Philip Barbour’s Student Council, president of the Future Business Leaders of America Club, a four-year member of the Cross Country Team — state champions in 2013 and 2016 — a member of the biology club and was a twirler with the Philip Barbour band. She also was a member of the Health Sciences Academy. Outside of school, she was an active member of the Belington Revitalization Committee.